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Old 04-01-2009, 04:42 PM   #1
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Possible to put LS3 in place of LS1??

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Is it possible to put LS3 engine on my LS1 CAMARO SS ?? or the gear need to be changed also??

cauz im thinking to replace my current LS1 to LS3 engine

any advice and tips??
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Old 04-01-2009, 04:43 PM   #2
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anything is possible.

they put LS7s in solstices.
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Old 04-01-2009, 04:49 PM   #3
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Or put an LSX....any reason why you settled on the LS3 crate?
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Old 04-01-2009, 04:53 PM   #4
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with this it is basically a bolt in swap:

http://www.lingenfelter.com/mm5/merc...gory_Code=C163
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Old 04-01-2009, 05:14 PM   #5
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anything is possible.

they put LS7s in solstices.
I know bro but do i've to change the transmation with it or no that will e the question
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Old 04-01-2009, 05:17 PM   #6
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Or put an LSX....any reason why you settled on the LS3 crate?

cauz the LS3 engine is avalible around 6500 USD and my current engine its mixing oil with water AGIAN!! ,i did overhaul for it before monthe's but unfortunately this time is decreasing the amount of oil in the engine and im finding them in the radiator agian

where i can find LSX engine??
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no you do not have to change the transmission, the LS3 engine will bolt in place of any LSx engine,,
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Old 04-01-2009, 05:21 PM   #8
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with this it is basically a bolt in swap:

http://www.lingenfelter.com/mm5/merc...gory_Code=C163
i didnt get it,so do i have purchase this thing when im installing the new LS3 engine in my LS1 camaro??
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Old 04-01-2009, 05:24 PM   #9
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no you do not have to change the transmission, the LS3 engine will bolt in place of any LSx engine,,

thanx bro,it helped a lot,it less i've to buy the engine only w/o suffering to pay for the transmation

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cauz the LS3 engine is avalible around 6500 USD and my current engine its mixing oil with water AGIAN!! ,i did overhaul for it before monthe's but unfortunately this time is decreasing the amount of oil in the engine and im finding them in the radiator agian

where i can find LSX engine??
Probably just a head gasket blown. Who did the last one? Use Fel pro and make sure you torque it with a torque wrench.
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Old 04-02-2009, 02:41 AM   #11
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Probably just a head gasket blown. Who did the last one? Use Fel pro and make sure you torque it with a torque wrench.
i didnt understand why it happend anyway cauz the gasket's are new from the dealer also the temp is normal the weather is nice here during this time of the year and I use it around 2000 mile after the overhauling and agian it started mixing oil with water

btw there's no Fel Pro gasket for 1997-1998 engine cauz this engine in my car is replaced with c5 engine (from 01 ss engine to 97-98 c5 engine)
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It will fit very well. The LS3 is a great motor. I would recommend, however, having some fun before the install. Make sure to upgrade some internals in case you want a beast in your garage.
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Old 04-02-2009, 06:36 AM   #13
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We will be selling our brand new Ls3 from our 2010

Just wanted to let you know we will have our 2010 LS3 available .

I will even throw in our ADM cam with it .

You can see the dyno here - http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11299

Call me and I will make you a hell of a deal.

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Old 04-02-2009, 06:40 AM   #14
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yes it is doable. I would think for the price you could build an ls1 with simular or better performance for much much less. A set of heads and a cam on an ls1 will go a long way and be cheaper. If you build an ls1 stroker you can get the same displacment or better than the ls3.
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Old 04-02-2009, 06:59 AM   #15
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thanks guys,the problem is that I spend to much on overhauling before few monthes and im afraid that if i stroker it maybe it agian mix up oil with water,maybe the block need to replace agian if yes that means its better to buy new engine, right?
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Old 04-02-2009, 07:10 AM   #16
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Just wanted to let you know we will have our 2010 LS3 available .

I will even throw in our ADM cam with it .

You can see the dyno here - http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=11299

Call me and I will make you a hell of a deal.

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thanx andy i will, need to think then call

give me ur website and the engine price
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Old 04-02-2009, 01:26 PM   #17
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You are probably going to want to at least change the rear end (if you are still running the stock 10 bolt back there). They have known to break pretty quickly if you add even just a few HP over the stock LS1 and I would say is the weakest link in the powertrain. If you get that monster from ADM it will very likely grenade the rear. Moser 12 bolt or Ford 9" are pretty popular, or you can try to beef up the stock rear, but it is not recommended (see the link below).

There is some good info at LS1Tech.com in the Gears/Axles section. Here is a thread that relates to what I'm talking about: http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/gears-...olt-break.html. Hope this helps!

Oh, and if you have a manual I'd recommend a better clutch. (also discussed in detail at ls1tech).
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GMHTP just did an LS3 swap into an '01. It was a great article and straight forward. I think they mostly swapped oil pans/pickups, water pumps, exhaust manifolds, throttle bodies, and added fuel injector adapters and knock sensor extensions. It was a great write-up. They installed a 480 horse' LS3 and it put down 430+ RWHP through an S60 with 3.73s, if I remember right.
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Old 04-03-2009, 05:54 AM   #19
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You are probably going to want to at least change the rear end (if you are still running the stock 10 bolt back there). They have known to break pretty quickly if you add even just a few HP over the stock LS1 and I would say is the weakest link in the powertrain. If you get that monster from ADM it will very likely grenade the rear. Moser 12 bolt or Ford 9" are pretty popular, or you can try to beef up the stock rear, but it is not recommended (see the link below).

There is some good info at LS1Tech.com in the Gears/Axles section. Here is a thread that relates to what I'm talking about: http://www.ls1tech.com/forums/gears-...olt-break.html. Hope this helps!

Oh, and if you have a manual I'd recommend a better clutch. (also discussed in detail at ls1tech).

thank u very much it really helped a lot , im having stock rear end plus clutch also the gear's are stock for the transmation

im using hoosier dr's but i think my driveshaft is gone after few launch's cauz its making sound when i press the clutch or change the gear to up or down

i need budget so i can replace all this thing's

can u give me advice for the driveshaft?? carbon fiber or aluminium will be better?
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GMHTP just did an LS3 swap into an '01. It was a great article and straight forward. I think they mostly swapped oil pans/pickups, water pumps, exhaust manifolds, throttle bodies, and added fuel injector adapters and knock sensor extensions. It was a great write-up. They installed a 480 horse' LS3 and it put down 430+ RWHP through an S60 with 3.73s, if I remember right.

GMHTP??

I hope all things will work just fine

that sound's great bro thanx, do u have the link for it??
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GMHTP is GM High Tech Performance magazine.

I'd recommend the aluminum driveshaft. CF is too brittle.

If you're going to put more than 400 HP to the ground on an LS1 Camaro, I'd suggest that you budget for an upgraded clutch and 12-bolt rear end.
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GMHTP is GM High Tech Performance magazine.

I'd recommend the aluminum driveshaft. CF is too brittle.

If you're going to put more than 400 HP to the ground on an LS1 Camaro, I'd suggest that you budget for an upgraded clutch and 12-bolt rear end.
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Just to let you know what kind of hp you can get out of a rebuilt LS-1 check out this video;

http://www.powerblocktv.com/site3/in...-02&ep_show=HP
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The stock driveshaft in an LS1 car is 3" aluminum. The driveshaft is probably fine but you might want to check the U-joints. Maybet he syncros are going in the tranny?
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